'The decision from Burwell and Vilsack is misguided'

Decision on US dietary advice missed opportunity

The US Dietary Guidelines of Americans are reviewed every five years because they are expected to evolve in response to scientific progress...

McDonald's turns to all-day breakfast for US boost

Foodservice focus - all-day breakfast; concept NPD

September saw McDonald's make two significant announcements in the US, a one-two from Taco Bell and a new format from hitherto retro-focused...

Lidl's wage hike could put pressure on competitor margins

Retail margin management in spotlight

A consistent challenge facing grocers is maintaining – or strengthening – margins in a frequently hostile retail environment. This must be a...

Unilever seeks to build value of  Magnum proposition through Magnum Pleasure stores

How brands are eyeing their own retail presence

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the on...

'In the case of Dairy Crest our three tips are: Lactalis, Lactalis and again Lactalis'

Why Lactalis could move for Dairy Crest

With the UK's Competition and Markets Authority likely to approve the disposal of Dairy Crest's milk business in the coming weeks, some indu...

Across European markets, promotions vary wildly, again with often poor results despite high levels on promotion

The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods?  1 Oct 15

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio during a conference call with analysts this week. However, this does not mean the US snacks group's management is closed to the idea of the company shopping itself. Katy Askew takes a look at the possibility of a deal and who could be interested in a punt for the Kettle Chips maker.

How latest trans fat studies show complexity of health debate 29 Sep 15

Two pieces of research in Europe on trans fat underline the complexity of dietary science and, therefore, the formulation of product development strategies and public health messages. Ben Cooper reports.

Thought Leaders

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola 'battle for stake in Chobani'

Dean Best | 13 Oct 15 Chobani has been weighing up interest

PepsiCo is reportedly vying with arch-rival Coca-Cola Co. to invest in Chobani, the US-based yoghurt maker that has driven the rise of the Greek yoghurt market in the country.

Sustainability-focused FMCG brands "outperform"

Richard Siddle | 13 Oct 15 'Large global consumer goods brands that ignore sustainability increase reputational and business risk,' Nielsen said

Sustainability is becoming a key factor among shoppers when deciding which consumer brand to buy, according to a new US Nielsen study. 

Kerry eyes more European markets for Cheestrings

Dean Best | 13 Oct 15 Kerry eyeing clutch of markets in southern Europe for Cheestrings in 2016

Kerry Group is "hopeful" it can add to the nine European markets in which it sells cheese brand Cheestrings in 2016, the Ireland-based business has told just-food.

Recent News - (Updated: 10:17pm 13 Oct 2015)

Danone's Nutricia ups infant formula capacity

California passes law on antibiotics use

The Happy Egg Company enters US organic sector

France's Tipiak targets jump in exports

MEPs call for new EU organic standards

Hochwald Foods chief Karl-Heinz Engel exits

Lantmannen Unibake to rebuild fire-hit plant

BFY Holdings names president

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 15

Ben CooperTwo 'hottest hotspots' for global seafood companies are illegal fishing and labour, Dr McBain says

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans after investment round 16 Sep 15

Dean BestSir Kensington's cash injection to fuel growth

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions 8 Sep 15

Hannah AbdullaEdward Spelman, MD, Ballymaguire Foods

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Tesco to change the way it pays suppliers

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 7 Oct 15

The UK retail giant has sought to "simplify" its trade terms with suppliers.

Could Diamond Foods sell itself piecemeal?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 6 Oct 15

With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 25 Sep 15

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

The debate over the next US Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The debate over the next US Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The next iteration of the advice is due to be published but, even though the new guidelines have yet to be formally announced, there has been plenty of discussion over what could or should be included.

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Private-equity firm Exponent has struck a deal to sell the UK-based meat-free business to Philippines group Monde Nissin.

Lidl Austria GmbH in Retailing (Austria)

Lidl Austria GmbH in Retailing (Austria)

By reorganising its product range and investing in the modernisation of its outlets in the review period, Lidl Austria has put itself in a good position to successfully compete against other grocery retailers in the country. By increasing its cooperation with domestic suppliers and establishing more specialised private label brands, the company has proven to be close to the market, and able to react to changing consumer trends... Read more

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